Treatments & Procedures

Our physicians and specialists at The Hospitals of Providence are dedicated to providing our patients with individualized treatment plans to get them on the road to recovery.

To find the best solution for you, please start by scheduling an appointment with one of our physicians by calling 915-577-THOP for a comprehensive diagnosis and personalized treatment plan.

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Blood product donation & transfusion

Some cancers cause internal bleeding; others affect the bone marrow, resulting in low blood counts. In these cases where new healthy blood is needed, a nurse or physician inserts an IV line into one of the patient’s blood vessels and administers healthy blood or blood products of the patient’s same blood type. Interested in learning more about this treatment option? Connect with a physician in your area.

Brachytherapy

Brachytherapy is internal radiation. It involves implanting radioactive isotopes inside or near a tumor, or ingesting a radioactive substance by mouth or tube. Brachytherapy can be permanent, temporary or may be a radiation source that the body eventually sheds by itself. Brachytherapy delivers a concentrated dosage of radiation directly to the tumor. Interested in learning more about this treatment option? Connect with a physician in your area.

Chemotherapy

In chemotherapy (chemo), physicians administer medicines or drugs that stop or slow the growth of cancerous cells. Depending on the case, these medicines can destroy cancer cells outright or make tumors smaller in preparation for surgery or radiation therapy.Interested in learning more about this treatment option? Connect with a physician in your area.

Gamma knife radiosurgery

Physicians treat malignant brain tumors by destroying them with a concentrated dose of gamma radiation. This surgery is noninvasive (meaning there is no incision or actual "knife") and is designed to cause less pain and cost less than conventional surgery. Interested in learning more about this treatment option? Connect with a physician in your area.

Hyperthermia

The idea of using heat to treat cancer has been around for some time, but early attempts had mixed results. Today, physicians use state-of-the-art tools to allow the precise delivery of heat, and hyperthermia is being studied for use against many types of cancer.Interested in learning more about this treatment option? Connect with a physician in your area.

Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy is treatment that uses your body's own immune system to help fight cancer. Physicians stimulate a patient’s immune system in a variety of ways, training it to work harder or teaching it to attack cancer cells specifically. In other cases, a doctor may administer man-made immune system proteins to attack malignant cells. Interested in learning more about this treatment option? Connect with a physician in your area.

Lasers in cancer treatment

Surgeons are now able to use very powerful, precise beams of light called lasers instead of blades (scalpels) for delicate surgical work, including treating some cancers. Interested in learning more about this treatment option? Connect with a physician in your area.

Photodynamic therapy

In photodynamic therapy (PDT), physicians inject special drugs, called photosensitizing agents, into the bloodstream. These drugs are absorbed by cancer cells, and when the cells are exposed to light, the drug reacts with oxygen, forming a chemical that kills the cells.Interested in learning more about this treatment option? Connect with a physician in your area.

Radiology services

Cancer patients have access to radiology services across The Hospitals of Providence network. Our board-certified radiologists offer unmatched expertise in interventional diagnostics and therapies, which include low-dose CT scans.Interested in learning more about this treatment option? Connect with a physician in your area.

Surgery

A surgeon uses specialized instruments to access areas inside the body to diagnose, treat or even help prevent cancer in some cases. Surgically removing cancerous cells is often the greatest chance for cure, especially if the cancer has not spread to other parts of the body. Surgical Oncologist and GYN Oncology Surgeons have privileges to practice at the Hospitals of Providence. These surgeons have completed specific training in the surgical management of cancer.Interested in learning more about this treatment option? Connect with a physician in your area.

Targeted therapy

Targeted therapy, also known as biotherapy, is a newer type of cancer treatment where doctors administer drugs or other substances to more precisely identify and attack cancer cells, usually while doing little damage to normal cells. Targeted therapy is a growing part of many cancer treatment regimens.Interested in learning more about this treatment option? Connect with a physician in your area. 



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Call 915-577-8467 (THOP) or use our physician search tool to schedule an appointment with a specialist who can answer your questions. You can also read more about diagnostics and screenings in our health library